Monday, January 25, 2016
Permission to share and a treasure!
Hello readers, my last post I shared two sneak peeks, one is still on the machine being quilted so the sneak peeks will continue on that one, but the other quilt is back in it's owners arms and I have been given the OK to it share it with you all!
Cat - of Catalina's Cottage is back in full force thinking of others , creating for others because she cares.
Made from scraps and a whole heap of love, this lovable, hug-able quilt is going to one of Cat's friends that she felt needed a quilt hug.
Cat chose "Amour" all over quilting design, the hearts are a perfect choice. I did add an extra heart in between the large heart and the inner smaller one, but every so often I left the extra bit out, just for interest.
Polyester batting was Cat's choice and two vintage sheets for the backing. I chose a yellow thread called 'Sunshine'. The quilt measures 70" x 78" so it is an excellent size for snuggling up under, especially when the cooler months arrive..........by they way are they coming soon? I have been melting the last few days here in Northland!
Just recently my sisters and I had the job of sorting our parents life long possessions, a big job, many parts were very difficult, but thankfully there were some fabulous parts. Like finding old photo's, some really funny ones and trinkets that wouldn't mean much to anyone else except us kids. Something that pulled at my heart strings was Mum's apron. I remember her wearing this apron, it is patched from clothing remnants, After a good soak in napisan, then another soak, then a wash in Lavendar wool wash (this had been in storage for many years in not a very suitable environment) I gave it a cuddle and remembered the cuddles I received while she wore that apron. I had forgotten until that moment. Rest in peace Mum.